The Jellinek Curve:  When Ideology Shapes Research


If you’ve been to rehab, you probably remember receiving piles of handouts of varying quality, from coloring exercises to relapse prevention worksheets. The one that sticks in my mind is a picture of a u-shape curve that slopes to the bottom of the page, makes a little circle around itself, like a roller coaster, and slopes back up Continue reading

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Good Morning, Blackout:  On Writing Against the Recovery Narrative

“Today I must be very careful. Today I have left my armour at home.” — Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight

“Overthinkers are the most exhausting alcoholics.” — Sarah Hepola, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

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